Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Psychology Synoptic Study-Unit 2

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION This study-unit will provide an opportunity to re-visit the material previously covered with more depth, application and synthesis. It addresses some areas of psychology that are of critical importance to students to engage in from a multi-dimensional view, such as clinical, counselling, neuropsychology, educational, health, social, organisational and forensic psychology.This unit provides a coherent closure to the psychology component of the course.

Study-Unit Aims:

The main aim of the study-unit is to enable the students to gain an integrative understanding of the topics chosen and to reflect on these areas in an academic, professional and personal way.

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will:

- Have an understanding of current topics in psychology, which they will explore from different psychological perspectives;
- Have an understanding of how different branches of psychology contribute to the understanding of different issues in psychology (e.g. stress, relationships and mental health);
- Be able to formulate a critical opinion that is based on current literature on issues in psychology;
- Engage in a critical debate with their peers on the topics presented.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Work in a team in order to achieve a common goal;
- Identify ways how they can apply their knowledge of psychology to understand societal issues;
- Shift from passive engagement with subjects they are taught to a more critical and active stance. They will combine the teaching they have received throughout their course and apply it to everyday life;
- Create and present a current topic in psychology and discuss this with their peers using mulitmedia.

Required Texts:

A number of readings will be supplied per topic.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Unit is only offered to Non-BPsy Students

This study-unit is only offered to students with Psychology as an area of study.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Synoptic Study-Unit

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (3 Hours) SEM2 Yes 100%


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